Healthy for Life Project

Eat Well + Move More = Live Better

The Healthy for Life Project is working to make your community a healthier place to live, work, learn, and play. Our mission is to reduce and prevent obesity and chronic disease by promoting healthy lifestyles in our communities. Learn more about our history and our members.

Our goals are simple: Help people of all ages Eat Well and Move More.
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COVID-19 Update

If you're looking for resources and tips to stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Norwalk Health Department’s COVID-19 page for health news and tools related to the pandemic, and check these resources for information on staying healthy during this challenging time.

Eat Well

Health experts recommend that we all eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day; avoid added sugars, sodium, and saturated fat; and eat more whole grains. Following these recommendations can be quite a challenge, though. The Healthy for Life Project wants to help you get easy-to-understand nutrition information; find accessible, affordable healthy foods; and then work those foods into your diet. We are working on a few projects that will help: 

Move More

Health experts recommend that children get 60 minutes of physical activity every day and that adults get 30 minutes on most days (or about 150 minutes each week). To help our community members reach that goal, we are working on several initiatives:

 More Resources for Healthier Communities 

ACHIEVE Communities 

Success Stories from Previous Years of ACHIEVE 

CDC Healthy Communities

CDC Childhood Obesity Facts and Resources 

National Association of Chronic Disease Directors 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Childhood Obesity Program

Access Health CT Informational Flyer

Covered Connecticut Insurance Program Flyer